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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Sarah Chang Plays Dvorak, Sunday, October 18, 1 PM

Colin Bell
Violinist Sarah Chang

The music of Beethoven and Dvo?ák frame works by Gyorgy Ligeti and George Enescu - two composers very familiar to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Conductor-in-Residence, Cristian Macelaru on WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast this Sunday, October 18th at 1 pm.

Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto was inspired by Bela Bartók’s research into Romanian folk tunes, as well as Ligeti’s own exposure as a child to Romanian folk music. Ligeti grew up in Hungarian-speaking Transylvania (in what is now Romania), and Romanian folk music fascinated him, with its unusual scales, tunings, and other distinctive features.

Just before intermission, we’ll hear Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. And then superstarSarah Changis soloist in Dvorak’s Violin Concerto.

The program concludes with the ever-popular Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 by George Enescu.

So get ready for some exhilarating listening, very close to the cultural and musical heart of Cristian Macelaru!

Listen to a conversation between WRTI's Ross Amico and The Philadelphia Orchestra's Conductor-in-Residence, Cristian M?celaru.

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis and Ross Amico speak backstage with Sarah Chang and Maestro Macelaru. That’s Sunday, October 18th from 1 to 3 pm. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.


LIGETI:  Romanian Concerto

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1


DVORAK: Violin Concerto

Sarah Chang, Violin

ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Cristian Macelaru, Conductor

Listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at WRTI.org. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.